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Element 113 Synthesized

DevotedSkeptic (2715017) writes | about a year and a half ago

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DevotedSkeptic writes "After nine years of painstaking experiment, researchers in Japan reported yesterday that they have created a third atom of the element 113. That success, according to experts in the field, could see the element officially added to the periodic table. It would be the first artificial element to be discovered in East Asia, potentially giving the Japanese team the right to name it.

But that privilege is not assured. US and Russian researchers have also been hard at work on element 113, and say that they have created 56 atoms of it since 2003.

None of these sightings has been confirmed by the independent committee of experts appointed to rule on such matters. That shows how hard it is to prove the creation of new superheavy elements, although it also highlights the bureaucratic nature of the process set up to approve findings."

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NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) | about a year and a half ago | (#41495839)

It would be the first artificial element to be discovered in East Asia, potentially giving the Japanese team the right to name it.

That means it is not an element.

RIKEN’s Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science in Saitama, near Tokyo. Their goal was to fuse the atomic nuclei of these elements to produce an atom with 113 protons and 165 neutrons in its nucleus.

Did some of these results come from Fukushima https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster [wikipedia.org]

I am skeptical and for very good reasons as how Japan has bounced back from a very serious disaster namely the Tsunami

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8953574/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-and-Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-2011-review.html [telegraph.co.uk] and

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9134487/Graphic-Aftermath-of-Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-and-Fukushima.html [telegraph.co.uk]

Anyway the USA must love the Green Atomic Tuna

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